Will of Francis Tomkinson of Marston 1754

Transcript of the 1754 Will of Francis Tomkinson of Marston, Staffordshire

In the name of God amen I Francis Tomkinson of Marston in the county of Stafford being weak in Body but of a sound and perfect mind and memory and understanding Do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following That is to say first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it me hoping that through the merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ to receive free pardon for all my Sins My Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named, and as touching and concerning of all such personal estate as it has pleased God Almighty to bestow upon me I give and dispose therefor followeth, First I will and devise that all my just Debts be duly contented and paid, and as to the Rest Residue and Remainder of my personal estate I give and Bequeath unto my Dear and Loving wife during her natural life to be at her own Disposal and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Dear and Loving wife Sarah Tomkinson sole executrix of this my last will and testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty ninth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty four.

Signed sealed and published The Mark of
and Declared to be the last
will and testament of the X {seal}
within named Francis
Tomkinson and at his Bequest Francis Tomkinson
In the presence of
John Gregory
The mark of
Richard X Tomkinson
J Wood


Please note that there are strange spellings in the original and that this transcript may contain errors due to the difficulty of reading the 18th century handwriting. Transcribed from a photocopy supplied by Lichfield records office

Rob Tomkinson 2003



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